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A Prayer for the Start of School

A Prayer for the Start of School

Just as children all around the country are beginning their school year, so too did my own children begin.

I offer this prayer for the beginning of the school year... And so begins a new year.... May it be a year of learning and growth, a year of new experiences and understanding. May they outgrow their shoes and may they not lose their jackets. May each day bring something new and may routine guide their steps. May their pencils be sharp and their minds even sharper. May they revel in the joy of each new fact learned, each right answer, each small accomplishment. May the erasers on their pencils get as much use as the tips. May they learn that wrong answers can be just as important as right ones. May they ask questions, lots and lots of questions, and may their teachers be patient. Very patient. May they make friends and build relationships, and may they make lifelong connections. May they be kind and polite and each one a mensch of the highest order. And may this year be filled with blessings...
What are your prayers for your children as they embark on their new year of learning? Originally published in Ima on (and off) the Bima

Published: 9/01/2011

Categories: Reform Judaism, Prayers & Blessings
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